One of the many Cryptocoryne cordata in my collection recently flowered for the first time.
Collector information: Cryptocoryne cordata ‘Siamensis’ NJT02-52
I received this plant from a friend, who happens to be one of the reasons I got addicted to growing Cryptocoryne, Sean Murphy. I believe he’d obtained it at some point during his participation at ECS several years ago. The plant grows in typical cordata fashion, nothing special was done to grow it or flower it. With attractive leaves almost 2″ wide and 3″ long, its a beautiful specimen. The spathe is typical cordata, but you’ll notice the limb has a dirty brown coloration to it and is slightly textured.
The male and female parts of the flower are well developed, with a shortened spadix.